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By SP_COP on September 27, 2015 | From
Jets' Chris Ivory says he felt 'really good' and could've played The New York Jets' running game crashed Sunday at MetLife Stadium, and one of the eyewitnesses was Chris Ivory.

The Jets' leading rusher was active for the 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but he spent the entire afternoon on the sideline, looking spiffy in the team's all-white uniforms. He never got into the game, not a single play, a curious decision by coach Todd Bowles -- one that probably had fantasy football owners screaming at their televisions.

Ivory, who missed two days of practice with a strained quadriceps, said he could've played. After pre-game warmups, he was deemed well enough to dress as the No. 3 running back, but not well enough to play.

"Early on, I didn't feel like I'd be well enough to be productive, but the more I got going and the warmer I got, I felt good," Ivory said. "I felt really good. But the decision was made. I was happy with it. I was happy with it [because] I don't want something lingering around most of the year. I was able to sit back and be the emergency back and get ready for next week."

The Jets missed him -- badly.

With no power back to operate their power scheme, the Jets' backs -- Bilal Powell and Zac Stacy -- were held to 33 yards on 10 carries. They had to abandon the running game after falling behind, 24-0, but that was no excuse for the lack of efficiency. The offensive line struggled against the Eagles' stout run defense, and there were very few yards after contact, Ivory's specialty....
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